Grandes Jorassee

The group at the back, left to right from the Col des Hirondelles: the Grandes Jorasses with the Walker Spur and Pointe Whymper, followed by the Rocheforte Arête and finally the Dent du Geant

Mountaineering Website

Owned and written directly in HTML code by by Mel Owen

The following five articles are informative and educative, covering safety-related mountaineering issues. They were oginally written for publication on the AAC(UK) website, where they appeared for years.

Risk and Safety in the Mountain Environment

Klettersteigs or Via Ferratas

Mountaineering Skills, use them or lose them

Wind Chill

OS Mapping Errors

The first of the following two articles explains how a career in the UK Armed Forces opens up an excellent route to heavily subsidised mountaineering opportunities and free mountaineering training courses. It effectively summarises my mountaineering career. The second article describes an RAF 1992 expedition to the Bolivian Andes.

My Mountaineering Experiences in the Armed Forces

Bolivian Venture 92


This webpage was last updated 20th September 2017.